House Speaker John Boehner is worried.
“Given what we heard yesterday about the president’s vision for his second term, it’s pretty clear to me that he knows he can’t do any of that as long as the House is controlled by Republicans,” Boehner said in a speech Tuesday to The Ripon Society. “So we’re expecting over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the Republican Party.
“And let me just tell you, I do believe that is their goal — to just shove us into the dustbin of history.”
Given that it was the Republicans’ stated goal in 2010 to make Barack Obama a one-term president, it’s only fair that he and the Democrats at least try to return the favor. But even if they don’t, the GOP seems to have done a pretty good job of destroying themselves in the eyes of the average voter all by themselves.
The best thing President Obama could do is just leave them alone. Please proceed, Mr. Speaker.